|Birth name||Matias Cortese|
|Date of birth||1 October 1985|
|Place of birth||Mendoza, Argentina|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||107 kg (236 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Cortese joined Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership for the 2006/07 season on a two-year contract. After his release, Cortese then spent seasons with French sides Biarritz Olympique and Bayonne, before he returned to Argentina to join Pampas XV where they won the 2011 Vodacom Cup.
On 24 May 2011, Cortese was signed by Gloucester Rugby for the 2011/12 season. On 22 June 2012, following his release from Gloucester, he signed for French club US Colomiers in the Pro D2, the second level of domestic rugby union in France.
Matias Cortese won his first cap with Argentina where he made his international debut in 2005, as a replacement, against Samoa in an international friendly losing at 12-28. His other two test match appearances came in the 2010 South American Championship with Cortese playing against Chile and Uruguay. He was recalled to Argentina squad for the 2014 summer-test series held in June.
- "Northampton sign Argentinean under-21 hooker Matias Cortese". BBC Sport. 27 June 2006.
- "Gloucester sign Argentinean hooker Matias Cortese". BBC Sport. 24 May 2011.
- "US Colomiers complete signing Argentinean hooker Matias Cortese from Gloucester". Sky Sports. 22 June 2012.
- "ESPN scrum". ESPN scrum.
Toulon sign Argentina hooker. http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,9818_9578853,00.html